The 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) in eastern San Luis Obispo County, is generating clean, reliable solar power for transmission over PG&E’s utility grid. CVSR is helping California achieve its goal of generating 33% of its energy from renewables by 2020.
The SunPower™ Oasis™ Power Plant Technology installed on the site is quiet, requires no fuel and needs minimal water. It will generate enough emission-free power for approximately 100,000 homes, the equivalent of nearly every home in San Luis Obispo County. CVSR created 700 jobs during peak construction from 2011 to 2013 and continues to provide a much needed economic boost to the regional economy, totaling about $315 million from 2011 through 2038.